LEAD VOCALS - MEAGAN SCOTT
Meagan has been singing and performing across a wide range of genres from Musical Theatre to Progressive Rock Bands for as long as she can remember. As an Instrumental Music Teacher, she gets to pass on her talent and experience in music and singing to her students, and remains passionate and excited by singing and performing where and whenever possible! She also performs in the folk/rock acoustic duo 'Transcribed' with her husband and fellow band member Peter.
As the lead singer of Liam Blunts Funky Rhythm Train, she just loves playing gigs and dancing with the boys, and living out her dream of becoming the next Suzi De Marchi!
BEN THOMAS- TRUMPET
As a youngster Ben learnt to play cornet in the Bairnsdale Citizen’s Brass Band. From high school onwards the world of music beckoned – since then Ben has played in ska bands, jazz bands and even a carnival band in Auckland where he got to dress up on various occasions as a frog, a wizard and a kiwi fruit. Jazz has been a strong influence of Ben’s with Miles Davis, Clifford Brown & Wynton Marsalis being favourites. Ben has really enjoyed his time with Liam Blunts so far, where he gets to add some tasty horn lines to pop & rock songs, dance along on-stage & play some great jazz standards. Liam Blunts is honoured to have Ben and his high standard of musicianship on board, and the fact he's always up for a dress up is the icing on the cake!
BASS, KEYS & BACKING VOCALS - MICHAEL BRAENDLER
One of the two remaining band members from the original Liam Blunts line up, Michael has played bass, keyboards and guitar in various cover bands in South Australia and Victoria since the age of 16. Michael is a hugely accomplished musician in his own right, sharing his skills by teaching the next generation of musicians both through School Instrumental Music Programs and privately. Michaels multi instrumental talents, and awesome vocal harmonies, are a great part of the Liam Blunts Funky Rhythm Train sound, and a interest to watch him juggle with great skill and finesse during some song performances!
GUITAR & BACKING VOCALS - IAN WADE
Ian is the other remaining original band member of Liam Blunts and was also the original guitarist for local jazz/fusion band 'Subito' and has played professionally since the age of 15. He is also a music teacher at the local TAFE, and between his classic guitar licks and dry sense of humour, he also tries his hand at singing and always keeps the band rockin' along! He also shares a love affair for Paul Reed Smith, and enjoys comparisons and 'mines better than yours conversations' with the bands newest guitarist.
GUITAR - PETER SCOTT
We suspect Peter is the love child of Guthrie Govan and a Vulcan, Peter likes nothing more than dancing kindly and dueling ferociously on guitar with Ian.
A highly accomplished musician, Peter is also a High School Music Teacher both in classroom and privately. He was one of the founding members with our drummer Tim, of the local band Rambunctious, and has played guitar for many other bands across a wide range of genres and Australian states! He is currently the guitarist in the local acoustic duo 'Transcribed' with his wife and Liam Blunt vocalist Meagan. Used to not being able to get a word in, he keeps quiet and lets his PRS do the talking!
DRUMS & BACKING VOCALS - TIM PHILLIPS
Tim is a talented drummer and saxophonist, and also teachers High School music and takes students privately, making parents hate him since the 90's ('Mum & Dad, I want to learn the Drums!!!!') .
He was also one of the founding members of the local band Rambunctious with our new guitarist Peter, and also has played with too many bands across a range of genres to mention! He doesn't throw his saxiness around with Liam Blunts (we're working on him!), but you can be assured that his skills on the skins are ones to be in awe of, and he always makes sure with his input, we all run a tight unit!